Files to Physicals
by techknight, published
Generate a 3D model from an arbitrary source of data!
This is my first attempt at an OpenSCAD script that takes an MD5 hash of a file as input and creates a unique physical object from it.
OpenSCAD doesn't have a lot of string functions, so it's not quite as streamlined as that, but it's not too bad.
I've written more about it at the Ponoko blog. Check it out: http://blog.ponoko.com/2011/05/25/openscad-project-files-to-physicals
(The example model is created from my copy of Sea Within a Sea by The Horrors.)
Generate an md5 hash of a file
Paste it into my script here to create an fp_data.scad file: http://www.obscenis.com/filestophysicals/
Put fp_data.scad into the same folder as the main script and compile Files to Physicals.scad
Export to STL
Liked ByView All
Give a Shout Out
Files to Physicals by techknight is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving techknight a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure techknight would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).